Peer Empowerment

Paying it Forward in the Public Achievement Program

When Balkarn Singh Shahi looks back on his high school experience, one activity stands out – the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement program. As a student at Centaurus High School participating in the program, Shahi and peers responded to national public shootings by spearheading a public campaign to prevent...

Poverty awareness event Friday in Lafayette

April 21, 2015

Centaurus High School students, who participate in the University of Colorado-Boulder's Public Achievement program will host A Night on the Street, an outreach event to generate awareness about the prevalence of poverty in Boulder County, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at LaMont Does Park, 500 E. South Boulder Road...

Lafayette's 'Seeds of Justice' celebration honors Cesar Chavez

April 3, 2015

Lafayette's 11th annual "Seeds of Justice" celebration in honor of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez took place Friday at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, with support from the University of Colorado's Public Achievement program, the event was moved inside because of weather...

'Biggest march yet': Lafayette's MLK commemoration marks 10th anniversary

Jan. 19, 2015

LAFAYETTE — Ten years ago, Lafayette first- and second-graders at Pioneer Elementary proposed a march for peace on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, hundreds of community members marched through Old Town Lafayette on the event's 10th anniversary in a procession led by some of those same students. The march...

CU community, students, involved in peace march

Jan. 16, 2015

Unity was the theme at the City of Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19. Monday’s march marked a decade of civic involvement from undergraduate leaders in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program as well as primary and secondary...

Speaking Out: Students Urge Not to Text and Drive

May 7, 2014

We are writing to encourage your readers to refrain from texting and driving. A significant and prevalent issue, texting and driving not only affects teenagers, but the community at-large. See More

Public Achievement Students Tackle Flood Relief, Poverty, Gun Violence

April 26, 2014

Centaurus High junior Maxine Brown is part of a group working to start a food and supply bank at her school as a civic engagement project. "When we became aware of how much poverty there is in our community and our school, it really hit home," she said. "The food...

Spring Cleanup Efforts Expand in Lafayette

April 22, 2014

Public Achievement students to host trail cleanup prior to city's residential program It's spring cleanup season once again in Lafayette, and this year residents will have a couple of options to help beautify the city. On Wednesday, April 23, Centaurus High School students will host a trail cleanup program on...

Centaurus Students Aim to Raise Poverty Awareness

April 17, 2014

Boulder County isn't immune to poverty, and on Friday, April 25 Centaurus High School students who participate in the University of Colorado's Public Achievement program will host "A Night in the Streets" to raise awareness about its prevalence. The event, which will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at...

Lafayette's Centaurus Students Help Build Sculpture out of Surrendered Guns

April 4, 2014

Smoke billowed from behind a yellow protective screen, and the sharp sounds and smells of a circular saw piercing metal followed. Behind the curtain stood a Centaurus High School student and local metal artists who were preparing for a collaborative community art project resulting in the construction of a metal...